A general book about Navy doctors by a Navy doctor. Random chapters about various aspects of the Medical Corps, starting with the job done by the Navy Hospital at Pearl Harbor, December 7th, on to Java, with emphasis on Dr. Wassell and Dr. Yon. Record of many a resourceful approach to emergency -- an appendectomy aboard a sub in enemy waters, performed by a Pharmacist's Mate; Dr. White of the Lexington and his work under fire; another Pharmacist's Mate and the voyage of the 18 men from the Quall, escaping from Corregidor to Australia. And, interspersing personal accounts, the history of the Navy Medical Corps, and development of medicine during this war. Lively reading -- with a vocational interest for pre-med boys.